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10 Great Songs that Give Thanks

Russell Hall
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11.27.2014

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As thousands of families gather this Thursday to give thanks (and to devour scrumptious turkey dinners), it seems appropriate to pause and consider the number of songs that contain expressions of gratitude. Anyone who doubts there are thousands of ways to say “Thank You” need only peruse this venerable list of compositions. From Abba (with “Thank You for the Music”) to ZZ Top, artists of every color and stripe have offered up humble missives of appreciation. Below are 10 such songs that represent the cream of this rich crop.
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5 Black Friday Record Store Day Releases

Anne Erickson
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11.27.2014

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Check out five vinyl releases coming exclusively to your local record shop this Black Friday
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Electric Shock: Bob Dylan and Michael Bloomfield Change Music Forever

Ted Drozdowski
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11.26.2014

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Bob Dylan was the most popular folk artist in America in 1965 when he outgrew his original solo acoustic sound and cut the landmark album Highway 61 Revisited. Then he started a revolution. And he fired the first shot at the famous Newport Folk Festival on July 25, when he brought the electric band that played on that album – including the legendary guitarist Michael Bloomfield – to its stage.
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10 Thank You Songs for Thanksgiving — And Just One’s a Turkey!

Ted Drozdowski
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11.26.2014

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Thanksgiving isn’t about turkey and stuffing. It’s about gratitude. So let’s celebrate that this year, and with apologies to Plymouth Rock, here are 10 songs about thankfulness that really rock.
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Five Guitar Wielding Actors

Daniel Eriksson
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11.25.2014

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Actors trying their hand at a music career is often not the best idea. The same goes for musicians trying to be actors for that matter. But there are exceptions to the rule! There are a handful of actors who have been able to complement their primary career with some success in the music industry. Today we’re taking a look at five actors who shares a passion for playing the guitar.
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Why Country Star Chase Bryant Loves His Les Paul Goldtop

Ted Drozdowski
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11.24.2014

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Country hit-maker Chase Bryant isn’t the only killer singer in the new video for his smash tune “Take It On Back.” His co-star is a gorgeous, rich voiced Les Paul Goldtop.
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Don’t Wimp it Up with a Bunch of Cowboy Chords

Peter Hodgson
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11.21.2014

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The power chord is that most glorious, exhausted of guitar building blocks. Learn that classic power chord shape and you can play a shockingly wide variety of songs.
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De-Mystifying “Hi-Resolution” Audio: Sample Rates

Craig Anderton
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11.20.2014

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There’s a buzz about whether “CD-quality”—specifically, a 44.1kHz sampling rate and 16 bits of resolution—is good enough. Is it? Here’s the scoop on sample rates and hi-resolution audio.
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5 Tips for Playing Like Duane Allman

Ted Drozdowski
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11.20.2014

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Duane Allman was born in Nashville, Tennessee, on November 20, 1946 — 68 years ago. And although he was lost in a tragic motorcycle accident on October 29, 1971, his legacy lives on in the Allman Brothers’ classic first three albums, Derek and the Dominos Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs, and the many recordings he made as a session player and sideman. And, of course, in his instantly recognizable sound.
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Five Finger Death Punch’s Jason Hook on His M-4 Sherman and the State of Rock

Anne Erickson
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11.19.2014

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Five Finger Death Punch don’t shy away from a fierce, pit-worthy live show. The Las Vegas guys have spent much of this autumn on the road with Danish metallers Volbeat, and now, the band is taking a break from touring and starting to think about their next album.
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